Press Release: The Fabulous Phillies Nominate The Starting Point As “Community Heroes!”

Last night, we received a $15,000 gift from the Phillies as one of an inspiring group of charitable organizations providing vital services to the Greater Philadelphia area. The Starting Point’s angel and advocate, former Phillies pitcher Dickie Noles, nominated us as a “Community Hero,” and we got to meet one of our heroes – the […]

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Meditations On The Season (Thought Of The Month Dec 2019)

By: Vince DiPasquale What a season! Not only is it the end of the year but it is filled with dates to celebrate. It’s a time of the year when we feel a different kind of spirit. A time of generosity, caring and sharing which we were taught to do year round. It’s a time […]

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Help Camden Families This Giving Season Via Guadalupe Family Services “Giving Tree”!

Paraphrasing the AA Big Book, we have come to recognize that “our very lives, as [people in recovery], depends upon our constant thought of others and how we might help meet their needs.” ( 4th ed. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services; 2001, p. 20.) To The Starting Point’s Friends and Family, The Starting Point […]

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New Group Starting Sat Dec 7th: Healing For Female Survivors Of Sexual Assault (Women Only)

Please join us for a Women’s Group focused on healing for female survivors of sexual assault When: Each Saturday from 12pm-1pm beginning Saturday, December 7, 2019 Where : The Starting Point of New Jersey , 215 Highland Avenue, Suite C, Haddon Township, NJ 08108 Facilitated by: MJ Lovett, MSW, LSW (856.296.2130) We offer a safe, […]

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Thought Of The Month: November 2019

“The Recovery Prayer” By: Vince DiPasquale One of the most beautiful prayers comes from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: “Thank you for keeping me straight yesterday. Please help me stay straight today. For the next twenty-four hours, I pray for knowledge of Your will for me only, and the power to carry that through. […]

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Starting Nov 11th @ 7PM: New Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) Meeting

New meeting starting on Monday, November 11, 2019, from 6-7 PM “The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.” To view or download an EDA informational flyer, click here.

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Thought Of The Month: October 2019

“Transition And Change” By: Vince DiPasquale October is the month of transition and change. It’s a time to let go and let God. It’s a time that teaches us one of the great lessons of life – let go of what was, face your history, accept it, and learn great lessons from it. It’s a […]

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Sat Dec 7 at 1:00: The Sound of Love: Opening your Heart with Sound

Join us for this special event Is Love a vibration; does Love have a sound associated with it? Can sound/music have a dramatic effect on opening our heart? Come experience resonating a field of love within yourself and with others. Event Name: The Sound of Love: Opening your Heart with Sound When: Saturday, December 7, […]

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Thought Of The Month: September 2019

“The Fall Season:  The Process of Life” By: Vince DiPasquale As we begin another autumn season, let’s take time to reflect on the saying, “Life is a process, we need to learn how to trust it.” As I look at the majesty of God’s creation, I am grateful to be living on this earth. To […]

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Thought Of The Month: August 2019

“The Lazy Days of Summer” By: Vince DiPasquale We are now entering the one month of the year when the world seems to stop and we can smell the roses. Often, Mother Nature makes this the warmest month of the year. Maybe it’s about time we pay attention to good old Mother Nature. We all […]

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Thought Of The Month: July 2019

“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” By Vince DiPasquale The month of July is always dedicated to the theme of freedom and responsibility. Freedom is something we all take for granted to enjoy but really involves work and responsibility. Our 12 Step Program is the most spiritual formula to help us achieve serenity and peace. So many […]

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Thought Of The Month: June 2019

“God’s Messengers” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of June, the beginning of summer, a time to relax, sit back and reflect on our lives. As I look back on my own life, I am grateful to so many people who have touched my life and made a difference. It began back in the […]

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Thought Of The Month: May 2019

“Relationship with Self”          By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the very special month of May.  It’s a time to renew our relationships with nature and with each other.  This is the month when many of us experience spring fever.  It’s a time to shake off the cobwebs, get outside, and watch the flowers grow.  It’s also […]

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Thought Of The Month: April 2019

“No Pain, No Gain” By: Vince DiPasquale “April showers bring May flowers”; “No pain, no gain”; “Struggle is part of life”; “In each life a little rain must fall”; clichés that teach us the basic lesson of life. We have to work and invest in everything life offers that is worthwhile. We are asked each […]

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Opioids and the Older Adult \ “Education is Prevention” : Help The Starting Point to Share This Free Community Offering

Friends, With regards to the current crisis of opiate addiction, we are battling some frightening statistics: Almost one-third of all Medicare patients — nearly 12 million people — were prescribed opioid painkillers by their physicians in 2015. That same year, 2.7 million Americans over age 50 abused painkillers, meaning they took them for reasons or […]

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